Alan Atkinson is an Australian historian. His publications, which include Camden: Farm and Village Life in Early New South Wales and The Europeans in Australia (three volumes), have been awarded the Ernest Scott Prize (three times), the NSW Premier’s Award (twice), the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award (twice), and the Victorian Prize for Literature. He taught at the University of New England from 1981 to 2006 and was Senior Tutor of St Paul’s College, University of Sydney, from 2010 to 2016. In 2015 the University of Sydney awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Letters.
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